Upcoming Events

Washington 4th District Public Calendar

Upcoming Local Party Meetings and Affinity Group Activities

Benton and Frankln County – State Candidate Meet and Greet April 12

Benton County – Norm and Shirley Miller Democratic Leadership Dinner – May 2

New on the Website

Democracy Labs – Leonard Leo isn’t above the law. He is the law!

Election Committee – Nick Brown Update

Election Committee – Biden-Harris Update

No On 2117 –  What it takes to win

Indivisible – Re: This could shift the outcome of the 2024 election

Faith Action Network – Expand the Child Tax Credit

Ag and Rural Caucus – Use nature

Election Committee – Rebecca Saldana Update

4th CD – Expansion of Christian Nationalism in Central Washington

More classes from the National Democratic Training Center

ACLU – Doctors in jail and pregnant people without emergency medical care

Election Committee – Maria Beltran Update

Alliance for Gun Responsibility – Incredible News from the White House

Election Committee – Bob Ferguson Update

MoveOn – Help us take over the front page of The Washington Post?

Women’s March – Who is really behind all the attacks on abortion?

8th LD – Meet & Greet Candidates THIS Friday, April 12 in Pasco

Invest in Washington Now – Help us defeat I-2109 & protect the capital gains tax!

Fix Democracy First – Democracy Happy Hour @ 5pm PT/8pm ET – The Democracy Group: Giving a Voice to the Democracy Community; Plus John Lewis: Good Trouble on April 28th!

Democratic National Committee – Trump supports banning abortion nationwide:

Election Committee – Cantwell Update

Emerge – We must step up to flip the House blue!

Civic Action – The Tapback: Fool me once

League of Women Voters – League of Women Voters — Redistricting Task Force

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Delivering Results from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Read the full Georgia RICO Indictment here

Read the full DOJ January 6 Trump Indictment here

Come meet an assortment of statewide candidates running this year.

New GOTV volunteer opportunities!

Our intrepid researchers have identified new writing opportunities:


    Newest opportunities:  Montana – Blue Wave – writing postcards to encourage registration of voters in Montana


                                           Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania – Field Team 6 –

                                            writing postcards to encourage registrations of voters


                                           Arizona, and Nevada – Vote Forward 

                                                    writing letters to encourage young citizens (18-35 year olds) and Democratic-leaning voters to

                                           turn out in the 2024 election.  also available are MichiganNorth Carolina, and Pennsylvania letter-writing


These opportunities are still available:

    Arizona, with Activate America and Grassroots Dems – Supporting Gallego for Senate, Engel for Congress,

     and supporting Reproductive Freedom


    CaliforniaNevada, and Pennsylvania with Grassroots Dems and Activate America – Re-elect Jacky Rosen to hold the US Senate,

      re-elect Dina Titus, Steven Horsford, Susie Lee to help flip the US House of Representatives


    Pennsylvania with Activate America – Encourage primary voting in this most critical swing state


Find all GOTV opportunities on the Indivisible Vashon Get Out The VOTE volunteer opportunities matrix HERE.

       Green cells in the “Goals” section indicate which states will make a difference achieving that goal.

       Each green cell in the Writing, Phone Banking and Voter Registration sections indicate which organization is hosting opportunities. 

      Just click on the organization name to see what they’re offering!


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Paid for by the National Democratic Training Committee, TrainDemocrats.org, not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.

Through video, interactive activities, and discussion of the research, participants are challenged to examine their own bias and learn ways to mitigate the impact of implicit bias in decision-making. As a result, participants deepen their appreciation of the challenges facing people of color and grow in self-awareness.
Register at https://bit.ly/2024_DEI_Series

This is the first of WIN’s 3-part 2024 DEI workshop series.
When you register, you will have access to all 3 events scheduled April 20 & 27 and May 4th.

In order to save our democracy, grass-roots organizers must have the awareness, skills & language to be good partners & collaborators without doing harm.

Through video, interactive activities, and discussion of the research, participants are challenged to examine their own bias and learn ways to mitigate the impact of implicit bias in decision-making. As a result, participants deepen their appreciation of the challenges facing people of color and grow in self-awareness.

This is the first of WIN’s 3-part 2024 DEI workshop series.
Registering for this workshop will give you access to all 3 stand alone events scheduled April 20 & 27 and May 4th.
Sat April 27th – Intersections of Identity & Racial Privilege and Sat May 4th – Racial Microaggressions: What Are They & Why Are They Harmful?

John Lewis: Good Trouble Online Screening Event

Sunday, April 28th @ 4 pm PT/7 pm ET

Join Meaningful Movies Project and Fix Democracy First for a special online screening of John Lewis: Good Trouble on April 28th at 4 pm PT/7 pm ET!

John Lewis: Good Trouble is a documentary film that provides an intimate glimpse into the extraordinary life and enduring legacy of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis. Spanning over six decades of remarkable activism, the film portrays Lewis’s evolution from a bold teenager at the forefront of the Civil Rights movement to a formidable legislative force. It begins with Lewis’s courageous plea to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for assistance in integrating a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, a pivotal moment that cemented their close bond. From organizing Freedom Rides amidst violence and imprisonment to standing steadfastly at the forefront of historic marches in Washington and Selma, Lewis displayed resilience and determination. Throughout his journey, he championed the spirit of “good trouble,” inspiring fellow Americans to confront injustice fearlessly. As the film chronicles Lewis’s unparalleled commitment to justice and equality until his passing on July 17, 2020, it underscores his enduring message of hope and perseverance. View the trailer HERE.

Also join us for a panel discussion after the film with:

Barbara Arnwine is the President & Founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition, an organization focused on systematic change that achieves racial justice, gender, economic and social justice and human rights. Ms. Arnwine is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. She is also a founder of Election Protection, the nation’s largest nonpartisan voter protection coalition.

Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins is a senior advisor with Raben, a public affairs and organizational consulting firm, where he uses his extensive political and ministerial experience to help advance the firm’s Faith Strategies Group. Prior to this position, Rev. Dr. Harkins was appointed by the Biden-Harris administration to serve as director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). He also currently serves on the board of Interfaith Alliance.

Cinthia Illan-Vazquez is the Executive Director at The Washington Bus, a movement building organization that increases political access and participation for young people across WA. Prior to joining the Bus, Cinthia was the Community Engagement Manager at the Center for Education Results where she led and supported various community engagement efforts and strategies. Cinthia also served as legislative assistant to current Speaker of the WA State House of Representatives Laurie Jinkins, and as a community organizer with the Washington Dream Coalition, an undocumented and youth-led advocacy organization.

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Norm and Shirley Miller Democratic Leadership Dinner 2024

10th Annual Norm & Shirley Miller Leadership Dinner

Date: May 2nd

Location: Riverfront Hotel, 20 Comstock St. Richland, WA.   

Social Hour: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

Join us early at 5:00 pm for socializing with many who share the same views and values! 

A select no-host bar will be available throughout the evening.

Dinner and program begins at 6:00 pm.

Keynote Speaker: Bob Ferguson 

Washington Attorney General and the leading Democratic candidate for Washington State governor. 

Catered by: Fat Olives  (A vegan option is available.)

Purchase here: Link to ticketing form

Please enter the number of tickets you wish to purchase. You will be able to provide the names of your guests after purchase.

Sponsorships: Link to sponsorship form

This is the premier event for Benton County Democrats! 

Checks accepted by mailing to: PO Box 636 Richland, WA 99352

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This is just a reminder that the Washington State organization of the League of Women Voters has some excellent resources on becoming involved in your democracy.